MONTREAL, June 19, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Cherif Habib, Co-Founder and CEO of virtual healthcare platform Dialogue Technologies ("Dialogue"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Julien Martel as Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Martel has been an ER physician at Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) since July 2011. He is also a machine learning and artificial intelligence developer and has built an automated triage tool used in several clinics. Dr Martel studied medicine at Université de Montréal.
"Dr. Martel has a unique profile bridging the gap between AI and the medical world. I'm proud to welcome him to the team. It highlights our twin focus on offering the best healthcare services while developing cutting-edge technology," said Cherif.
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Martel will lead Dialogue's medical operations and ensure patients are offered sound, safe and accurate medical advice. Dr. Martel will also play an important role in how Dialogue integrates machine intelligence to its technology to better support healthcare professionals and improve patient outcomes.
"I am delighted to join Dialogue as Chief Medical Officer," said Dr Martel. "I've worked closely with Dialogue in the past months as medical director and I was extremely impressed by the quality of their team, their technology and their vision. It is truly an honour to work with them to provide a better access to healthcare for thousands of employees across Canada".
Dialogue, which launched in 2016, is Canada's leading virtual health company.
Dialogue recently announced the close of a Series A funding round of $12-million and large-scale distribution deals with partners such as Great-West Life and SSQ. Canada's top employers from a wide range of sectors have chosen Dialogue as a benefit for their employees and their families. Dialogue's members have consistently rated it in the top percentile in satisfaction surveys.
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